What should I charge for tutoring?

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  1. AngelHead

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    I'm seriously considering tutoring this summer for extra cash. I've never done it before and I'm wondering what to charge. I'm a young teacher and I don't want to charge too much but then again I could use all the money I can get. Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. MissFrizzle

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    Check out your local pennysayver and see what the going rates are. I'd say no less than $50 an hour.
     
  4. JaimeMarie

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    I think it depends on where you live. I charged 20 an hour a few years ago. I had a lot of students and I required at least two hrs a week. Now the going rate is 40 an hour.
     
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    I just got a flyer in my mailbox at school today and the tutor was asking for $35 per hour. Depends on your area.
     
  6. Ima Teacher

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    I got $25 an hour back in the early 90's when I was tutoring.
     
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    I only get $30 an hour.
     
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    Here on LI you're right-- at $60 per hour I was the cheapest tutor around last year. I have friends who charge over $100 per hour.

    That said, the rest of the country is considerably less. Check the local Pennysaver and find out the local rate.
     
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    what is a penny saver?
     
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    I tutor and charge $40-$50 per hour. I would ask around in your area.
     
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    What should I charge for tutoring

    I don't wont to hijack this tread in anyway. :sorry: The question for this thread is what should be charged for tutoring.....

    What I'm wondering is "how does one set up a tutoring business?":confused:

    Should I start a separate thread to address that? I would really like your input.

    Thanks

    (Please feel free to PM me)

    Major Hunt
    :) :) :)
     
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    yeah I agree with everyone, you need to check what the competition is in your local area. I used to tutor as well, students and adults as well. Yet the most I could ever charge just wasn't really worth my time and effort in preparing good programs. The competition in my area was (and probably still is) too great! Not sure about your area, but in mine there's now so many learning/tutoring centres opening up - they only charge 15-20 an hour! That's so wrong! ;)
     
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    our local town paper....:eek:
     
  14. ms.jansen

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    I get paid $10/hour to tutor college students in calculus, usually three at a time. :( But most teachers around here charge a least $50/hour to tutor grade school kids.
     
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    $10 for calculus? That's a scandal, ms.jansen.

    The Pennysaver, since Jaime asked, is a weekly circular that comes in the mail in which people advertise items or services for sale. Most versions I've seen are about the size and shape of the TV listings booklet that come in many people's Sunday newspaper.
     
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    I just started one :) Hope it helps!
     
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    My friend charges 35 dollars but she could charge more, that is cheap for around here.
     
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    My school pays us $30 an hour, but NO ONE would pay me that individually. I could probably get ten. But I live in an area with 100% free lunches, every student is at-risk, and most families have food stamps. Education is valued by few :( Its sad, but I can't imagine getting a hundred dollars an hour for anything!!! SIGN ME UP!!! LOL :)
     
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    Alice: How did you start one? What were your first steps? Thanks
     
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    Alice: NEVERMIND, I'm getting ready to read your post answering this question! :)
     
  21. AngelHead

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    Thanks for the suggestions. They are higher than I would have expected and that's a good thing. I'll check with my local penny saver, although, in these parts, I believe it's called a thrifty nickel.
     
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    Heavens, and here I thought inflation was worse on the coast - !
     
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    I charge between $15 and $20 an hour. Kids at my school often come from blue collar families that are struggling just to pay tuition, so students from my school pay the lesser amount.
     
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    Last summer I charged $15 an hour. I think you need to think of the surrounding and the income of the parents of the child you are tutoring. My school where I teach has lots of farmers, and I tutored two students who were farmer kids. I know that my parents couldn't afford any more than that.

    When I did it in my city where I live, I made $20 an hour.
     
  25. Major

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    Can't find it........

    Major Hunt :)
     
  26. TeacherGroupie

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    The thread is "Starting Private Tutoring," http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=31648.

    Here's how I found it, Major: I found the previous post by Alice, then clicked on the blue link that's her name. From the menu that then opened I chose "Find all previous posts by...", then scrolled down the list. Worked like a charm.
     
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    Thank you.............:) :)
    Major Hunt
     
  28. Aliceacc

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    Sorry, I should have attached the link!

    That's what I get for trying to be productive at 6 am!
     
  29. momtomm

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    In Maryland, most tutors charge at least $75.00 an hour.

    Laura
     

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